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Tony Horton, P90X Creator

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By Angela Haupt for US News Health

If you pass Tony Horton on the street, say hi. He considers you a friend.

“I never, ever get tired of having people come up to me,” the P90X fitness guru says. “If you’ve done my program and you have something to say — you have a before and after picture -– you are instantly a bud. Absolutely.”

During a roundtable discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., last week, Horton, 55, treated about 10 health and fitness bloggers like they were old buddies. He poured water for the group ahead of time, teasing that he was only doing so if they promised to “tweet nice things” about him.

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Horton didn’t need to do much convincing -– as one blogger reminded him, he has a cult following that stretches around the globe. Indeed, the 90-day program –- which works by mixing elements of body weight training, cardio, yoga and martial arts –- has sold more than 3.5 million copies since 2005. And Horton plans to use that opportunity well. “One of the things that’s most important to me is making sure more and more people have the information they need to live a long and happy life,” he says. “You should train because you want to be happy. It’s all about happiness and wellness and being less vulnerable to illness and injury. That’s why I do this.”

Horton opened up about the past, present and what we can expect from him in the future. Here are snippets from the conversation:

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